Gonzo's Nose at Mahalo Cove

Another opportunity to dance the night away with Gonzo's Nose. The band will begin about 9:30. The cover charge of $10 starts at 8. The menu looks good, so let us know if you'd like to come early. They do not take reservations, so those who get there early can try and tie up tables.

http://www.mahalocove.com/ordereze/Content/1/Summary.aspx

 

 

The Two-Second Version

Gonzo's Nose is the most popular party band in the national capitol area. Formed in the summer of 1996 by four musicians from the College of William and Mary, Gonzo's Nose brings solid musicianship to a massive setlist of cover songs, which range from the early 80's up until songs that hit the radio just yesterday.

It's All For Fun

As we like to say, We've been playing other people's music since 1996. Gonzo's is a dedicated party band playing throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland, as well as up and down the east coast, and we've traveled as far as Eastern Europe. Although we're all classically-trained and take this Gonzo thing very seriously, it's really just a hobby for us. We all have real jobs, and because we have (almost) no pretention, we're content to play nothing but covers.

If Cheese Made A Sound, We'd Be It

We've got a monster set list (256 songs, which would be something like 17 hours of music, if we were ever inclined to play it straight through!), and we pick high energy songs that people can dance to, spanning four decades and a mess of different musical styles. Some of our most popular stuff -- this never ceases to amaze us — is the cheesy 1980s pop. If you've ever been to a Gonzo show, you've seen people climbing on tables, yelling for "Jessie's Girl," and screaming through enough Journey, Duran Duran, Police, Madonna, Cars, and Pat Benatar (the list goes on) to put down a rhino.

...But Even Cheese Can Have An Edge

We also continually add new music to our set, often based on our fans' requests. We're likely to follow up every 80s song with something much more recent: Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Pink, Blink 182, Lady Gaga, and the Killers. By the end of the night, the gloves are off with Guns 'n' Roses, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, and Def Leppard. Basically, if it's played on rock or alternative radio, we've probably done it at some point. In fact, it's getting difficult for us to listen to the radio these days because of what our fans call "The Gonzo Effect," which is when we flip through just about every pop music station, only to find that they're all playing songs we've performed one too many times!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time! It was so crowded, but I came with friends and ran into Shashi and danced! Great band!

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to nicks. Nice dance floor.

    April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah maybe we can go there next time..let us know? And I hope t ou dont mind me making suggestions. .just trying to contribute.

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Its in Alexandria

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May I please suggest Nick's country bar for next meetup....? Let me know.

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For anyone who is near to the group, ere is a suggestion about how to find us. Stand up on the bar and shout out" (I'm looking for the Over 40 Meetup Group and I'm buying a round of drinks for everyone in the group!!!!" I guarantee you will find us if you do this!!!

    1 · April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Martha told me last night that my suggestion is getting old. After I stopped crying, I told her I would to come up with something new and creative for next time.

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Sandra, I've been to Mahalo Cove several times to see the band. They are a great bad for dancing. High energy and lots of fun. They won't start until 9:30 or 10:00 pm. The dance floor will be crowded but there is enough room. There are high top tables near the dance floor. There should be quite a few people from the meetup group. BTW, Martha mentioned the NOVA Roller Derby group. I'm planning on wearing my roller blades so I can give Martha a hip check onto the stage while I'm dancing with her or if she won't dance with me, I'll have to dance next to her to give her the hip check. Any way, Sandra, the meetup group is very friendly and the band is great. Food is decent. I'll be getting there early for dinner, probably around 7 and will get a high top table near the dance floor. Alan

    April 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi alan...whats the plan for the next

      1 · April 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Meetup?

      April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The band was good. The company was great. We had a small group and got a chance to talk and get know each other. And finally martha was gentle and did not kick my butt on the dance floor. Lol

    April 28, 2013

  • martha

    great time you all, thanks! Best part was they weren't breaking fire code regs and there was room to dance...and I got my pic taken with the band!!

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What type of music did they play?

    April 28, 2013

  • Barbara

    Fun! Not too crowded to dance this time!

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great band. Nice people

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, started feeling under the weather suddenly...will definitely try & make the next one! Hope you all have a great time. I'm so bummed I can't be there:(

    April 27, 2013

  • Cindy G

    Sorry I can't make it tonight...dance and have a blast for me!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it - next time

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry...something came yp..next time

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Today is my neighborhood clean up day... I'm already exhausted... I'm going to change my RSVP to no. Have fun all.

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I'm a maybe/prob not for tm.night... It's not a good day for me tomorrow : (

    April 26, 2013

    • martha

      darn!

      April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      awww thanks Martha... we'll see I'm still a maybe...

      April 27, 2013

  • martha

    I wanted to give you all a heads up: NOVA Roller Derby is hosting an event at Dulles this same day, starting at 5:30. They're advertising to come join them at the "after party" at Mahalo Cove and to rock out to Gonzos Nose. So....we could be with a bunch of roller derby fans/players, so get there early to get some tables!

    April 23, 2013

    • martha

      be very careful Alan...

      1 · April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I guess I will wear all my padding along with my roller blades!!! I don't about wearing a helmet though. It might mess up my "purfect" hair. LOL

      April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi There, I'm new to the group. I might try to catch you all after the Reston Wine Festival. If you see me, please say
    Hello so I feel more comfortable....thanks:-)

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May join you all after the Wine Festival. If you see me please say hello I'm new to the group:-)

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has anyone gone to Mahalo's before? If so, can you share what its like and if you've heard this band play; they pretty good?
    Thanks and look forward to meeting new people my age:)

    April 25, 2013

    • martha

      the band is lots of fun, see the write up above. It gets crowded but hopefully we'll manage to get some tables together.

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds interesting...

    April 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't go -- prior engagements. Plan to see & dance to this band at the Bunker's Bar meetup in Leesburg 11 May.

    April 7, 2013

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